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Legal Update

At Drew & Napier, we provide legal updates and publications on the latest legal and regulatory developments that matter to our clients and friends.

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Note: The legal updates and publications on this site are for general information only and should not be considered legal advice.

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  • Applicable Test: Application for leave under s216A of the Companies Act to intervene in on-going proceedings

    17 January 2017
    The recent Court of Appeal decision in Chong Chin Fook v Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd and others [2017] SGCA 5 raised a significant point of law in respect of the legal criterion to be applied in an application by a shareholder of a company under s 216A of the Companies Act for leave of court to control conduct of on-going proceedings on behalf of the company.
  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q4/2016

    10 January 2017
    In this issue, we discuss the most recent enforcement decisions issued by the Personal Data Protection Commission in respect of breaches of the Personal Data Protection Act (No. 26 of 2012). In light of rapid technological advancements and their implications on data processing around the world, we also highlight the emergence of new data protection regulatory instruments and frameworks in several other jurisdictions including the Philippines, Hong Kong and France.
  • Series of Changes to Employment Laws in 2017

    3 January 2017
    In this employment update, we provide a key snapshot of recent developments to employment law in Singapore, and highlight practical implications for employers when these changes come into effect in 2017.
  • Competition Law Quarterly Update Q3/2016

    16 December 2016
    In this issue, the Competition & Regulatory Practice Group wraps up some of the major developments in the competition law world from the third quarter of 2016.
  • Recovery of Third Party Funding Fees as Costs of the Arbitration

    12 October 2016
    In the recent case of Essar Oilfields Services v Norscot Rig Management [2016] EWHC 2361, the English High Court held that a tribunal has the power under s 59(1) of the English Arbitration Act 1996 to award the cost of third-party litigation funding as costs of the arbitration.
  • SGHC dismisses applications to set aside arbitral awards on the ground that there was no contract

    10 October 2016
    In the recent High Court decision of Jiangsu Overseas Group Co Ltd v Concord Energy Pte Ltd and another matter [2016] SGHC 153, the High Court considered issues arising from a challenge against arbitral awards on the ground that there was no contract between the parties.
  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q3/2016

    29 September 2016
    In this issue, we summarise several new guides published by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and look at the reasons behind the PDPC taking action against six entities and an individual for breaching Data Protection obligations. In addition, several jurisdictions have made noteworthy developments in the area of data protection that provide guidance for regulators and businesses in managing data protection obligations.
  • Promissory Note Holders Not Bound by Arbitration Clause in Underlying Contract

    13 September 2016
    This update discusses the recent case of Rals International Pte Ltd v Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Piacenza SpA [2016] SGCA 53 where the Singapore Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court that the assignee’s claim based on a number of promissory notes did not fall within the scope of the arbitration agreement in the underlying Supply Agreement. The assignee of such notes was therefore free to litigate in the courts. This decision is of significance given the widespread use of promissory notes and other negotiable instruments, especially for our clients who are involved in international commercial and shipping transactions.
  • Personal Liability for False Declarations in Work Pass Applications - Recent Spate of Prosecutions

    23 August 2016
    In this legal update, we discuss the practical implications of MOM’s recent spate of prosecutions for false salary declarations in relation to work pass applications, including the convictions of several directors, who incurred personal liability for such false declarations.
  • SIAC releases the 6th edition of SIAC Arbitration Rules

    8 July 2016
    The 6th edition of the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre will come into force on 1 August 2016.